Queensland, Australia requires more sectors to be vaccinated with COVID-19, including public and private schools, infant centers, correction centers, juvenile training schools and airport workers.
“We are taking this powerful action to protect the vulnerable Queenslander, which is consistent with other states and territories such as New South Wales and Victoria,” Anastasia Parasek said. The prime minister said. Told the legislature November 30th.
The move has given Australia time to postpone the reopening of the border from December 1st to December 15th and analyze Omicron, a new variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus responsible for COVID-19 disease. It was realized by giving to.
“If there’s one thing you can predict about a coronavirus, it’s unpredictable,” Parasekuk said. “Four days ago, Delta was our number one concern. Now we are facing the uncertainty of Omicron’s unknown enemy.”
“There are many unknowns about this variant, but its very existence is driving a strong global reaction.”
The prime minister explained the new vaccination obligation, saying it “exceeds” the government’s existing response to the virus by requiring police and health workers in the state to vaccinate.
School workers must administer twice by January 23, 2022, in time for the new semester.
Paraschuk said the mission would help protect vulnerable Queenslanders who are at high risk of contact with people infected with the virus, such as children under the age of 12 who cannot get jabs.
“If you can’t get vaccinated, we want people around you to get vaccinated. If you belong to a high-risk group, we make sure people around you are also vaccinated. I want to do it, “she said.
According to Paraschuk, the mission also extends to airports where there is a high risk of contacting people infected with the virus and infecting others.
“The airport is the gateway to the virus that invades Queensland,” she said. “That’s why we continue to insist on hotel quarantine for international arrivals.”
New obligations are related to the status of vaccination, including mandatory vaccinations at elderly care, hospitality facilities, indoor recreational facilities, outdoor recreational activities, festivals, Queensland government and gallery museums and libraries. Add to public health and social measures.
“My message to the Queen’s Landers is clear,” Parasheck said. “Collect your family in time for Christmas, roll up your sleeves, vaccinate and protect Queen’s Lander. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, the best Christmas gifts you can give are preventive. To get vaccinated. “
Meanwhile, the advent of Omicron will not stop Parasek’s plans to allow fully vaccinated people to travel on interstate highways without quarantine from December 17, she said.
Queensland requires 14 days of hotel quarantine for international arrivals. This is a measure that other states have agreed to suspend from 17 December.